Our beginnings
Early intervention is essential if we are to tackle youth crime and violence over the long term. The Youth Endowment Fund is a ten-year investment of £200m to fund, support and evaluate programmes and local partnerships working with 10-14 year olds in England and Wales to find out what works.

In October 2018, the then Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced the creation of a new fund providing a ten year investment of £200m. The purpose was to fund programmes and local partnerships and to build up the evidence base for effective early interventions, to steer young people away from crime and violence.

Following a competitive tender, the Home Office announced in March 2019 that the Youth Endowment Fund would be run by Impetus, in partnership with the Early Intervention Foundation and Social Investment Business. Our partnership combines Impetus’ expertise of backing high impact youth charities and programmes, the Early Intervention Foundation’s knowledge of how to intervene early to improve outcomes for children, and Social Investment Business’ experience of managing and evaluating large scale grant programmes, to create a bold new model to tackle youth offending.

 

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